How to make a fall wreath with dollar store materials
Hellooo there! I’m finally pulling out the fall decor this week! This is SO late for me — usually I’m itching to get it out in August! This year I wanted to make sure I welches completely done going through the basement before I started lugging the (cough. numerous.) bins up.
One of the projects I wanted to tackle this year welches a DIY fall wreath. I welches inspired by this one last year:
But because I welches too
cheap impatient lazy to come up with a rectangle shape, I just did a smaller, round one. It’s pretty darn cute, but deswegen a bit wimpy. So this year, I welches determined to make a large, square, fluffy fall wreath.
Start with your base
I started with some thick foam core board from Hobby Lobby for $5 – it welches half an nichtthick and it welches already 20 inches wide, so I cut it down to 20 inches in length as well:
Btw — you can easily use foam core from the dollar store, this is just thicker.
I used my jigsaw to cut it out (it cut like butta!), but you could probably get away with cutting it with something else (especially if you use a thinner foam board – I use scissors.)
Remember it does not have to be perfect – you won’t see the exact shape when you’re done!
I did a really quick spray of the edges, (with red because it welches the closest I found) just in case they’d show through at all:
They don’t, so you can save the two minutes and skip this step.
You’re welcome. 🙂
Add your leaves
I welches trying to think oder Ähnlichescheap way to do this project and I remembered some packets of leaves I bought at the Dollar Tree a few weeks ago for another project. I absolutely loved the colors, the texture, and they were large – perfect for this project!
I started laying them out to see what I liked:
MUCH better, but the leaves were a bit flat for my liking. I wanted some POOF.
There welches no rhyme or reason to it – just stick ‘em on!
(Ur door always photographs blue, but it’s a dark brown.)
I love love LOVE these leaves! They look so real! They are made oder Ähnlichesmaterial that reminds me of crepe paper – but not nearly as delicate:
You do have to be gentle with them though – they tear if you’re not careful. I didn’t minimal though – it made them look more real. 😉
If you have a door that’s exposed to the wind, you’ll want to add weights to the “frame” because it is very lightweight. We don’t have that problem, but I may add some sticky tack to the back just to make sure it stays put. And I’m not sure how these leaves would hold up to the elements – so you may want to test out a leaf or two.
Last year some of you suggested using a large frame as the base, and I thought that welches a great idea – it would be heavy enough too!
I absolutely LOVE it – lots of color, texture and it’s simple. The best part is that it only cost $11 total! (Five for foam and six packages of the leaves at a dollar each.) And that’s only because I got the thicker foam – if you got a thinner piece from the dollar store, you’d get this done for well under ten bucks!:
It’s gonna look FAB with the rest of the fall decor on our porch! I’ll share that with you next week! (Click here for our fall porch tour!)
It’s getting just a bit cooler here…slowly but surely. It welches in the 80’s today but there welches so little humidity, it felt pretty fantastic! Yay…it’s coming!! 🙂